Pocketful of Pinecones: Nature Study with the Gentle Art of Learning: A Story for Mother Culture

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Karen Andreola, renowned interpreter of the Charlotte Mason method of education, has written a unique sort of book in the homeschool world. Pocketful of Pinecones is a teacher's guide to nature study cleverly disguised as a heartwarming story written in the form of a mother's diary.

Yet Pocketful of Pinecones is a story about Carol. Carol is on her feet a lot - industriously caring for her family. In her diary Carol pours out her secret worries, hopes, joys, and ...

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Overview

Karen Andreola, renowned interpreter of the Charlotte Mason method of education, has written a unique sort of book in the homeschool world. Pocketful of Pinecones is a teacher's guide to nature study cleverly disguised as a heartwarming story written in the form of a mother's diary.

Yet Pocketful of Pinecones is a story about Carol. Carol is on her feet a lot - industriously caring for her family. In her diary Carol pours out her secret worries, hopes, joys, and disappointments. She also writes of the naturewalks she enjoys with her children. Her goal is to safeguard their sense of wonder. Together they observe God's marvelous creation and the children record their finds in their Nature Notebooks. Carol reads Home Education by Miss Charlotte Mason and attempts to put the advice into practice. Designed to be a "pick-me-up," each chapter is short enough to minister to a mother who has only snatches of time in which to nourish her soul.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781889209036
  • Publisher: Mason, Charlotte Research & Supply Company
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Pages: 285
  • Sales rank: 1,182,707
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Autumn
1 Carol Starts Something New 1
2 First Flowers 6
3 Giving the Goldenrod Another Try 12
4 A Big Book on Order 17
5 Floating Fluff 19
6 A Congregation of Swallows 21
7 Fancy That 25
8 What Education Is All About 28
9 Contraptions 30
10 Pumpkins 34
11 She's Asleep, Isn't She? 38
12 Reading with Burgess 41
13 Squirrels at the Park 43
14 An Unexpected Butterfly 48
Winter
15 Spur-of-the-Moment Scribbling 55
16 Notebooks Put Aside 58
17 Sun, Moon, and Stars in their Courses Above 61
18 Uncle Bob's Barn 68
19 Breakfast for the Birds 73
20 A Gift from the Closet 76
21 Winter Storm 80
22 The Walls of the Parlor Speak 87
23 Mind the Rooster 90
24 Sunday Icebox Cake 93
25 Tree Climbing 96
26 Dora Puts the Kettle On 99
27 Tomorrow We Go Home 102
28 Marvelous Snowflakes 104
29 Michael's Speech 109
Spring
30 Thank You for the Birds that Sing 115
31 Seed Catalog 118
32 Canary Cage 122
33 Not a Sparrow Falls 125
34 When Daffodils Begin to Peer 128
35 Balm of Gilead 135
36 Uncle Bob Takes Care 137
37 Easter Sunday 140
38 Knowledge for Knowledge's Sake 144
39 Watching and Waiting 146
40 Tulips 150
41 Memorial Day Weekend 153
42 The Darling Buds of May 158
43 A Face of Generosity 164
44 Wrapping Things Up 166
45 Strictly Wildflowers 169
46 A Picnic at the Seashore 172
Summer
47 Goodbye to Bridgeton 177
48 Emma Cook's Garden 181
49 Bibliomania 185
50 Fireworks and Fireflies 190
51 Weeding 194
52 Out in the Fields with God 198
53 Crickets 204
54 The "H" Is Working 208
55 Farm Hands 212
56 Blueberries 217
57 The Rain Is Raining All Around 222
58 A Spoon with Roses on the Handle 227
Appendices
Supplement 238
Suggested Reading 250
Afterword 258
Endnotes 269
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